I love your tahini sauce recipe it’s so good yet so easy to make! I knew it was a gamble because, well, it’s kale salad. I have used both curly kale and the dinosaur (lacianto) kale variety in this recipe and I personally favor the latter because it seems to respond even more to the massage technique and becomes so nice and soft. Hi Kate, I have made this recipe for large family gatherings and occasionally at home for my husband and kids. I even made my own tahini for the dressing!! I’m so glad you enjoy it! I made this salad a few weeks ago for dinner and really enjoyed it. This salad was delicious and the dressing feels like a Caesar dressing! Hadn’t tried this recipe because of the curly kale but I got two huge bunches in our new CSA this week. I'm probably making a big mess in my Kansas City kitchen right now. This is one of my very favorite, go-to recipes. About ⋄ Contact ⋄ Cookbook ⋄ Recipes ⋄ Shop ⋄ Subscribe, Cookie and Kate receives commissions on purchases made through our links to retailers. I’ve toasted the seeds in my toaster oven and I have also thrown them into the salad raw. Made this salad for lunches this week. First, remove those tough ribs from the kale, chop it into bite-sized pieces, and massage it to minimize the poky factor and improve the flavor. This is great to hear, Ellen! I know it sounds ridiculous, but it’s worth it! I love tahini, so I couldn’t stop eating this salad! I’ve been making almost this exact recipe for the past 2 years. I started adding parsley to the sauce and it works really well. Let me clarify: I mean hot or mild pepper rings, like banana peppers, that come pickled in jars already sliced into “rings.” They pair really well with Kalamata olives. Affiliate details ». You’re welcome! the greens smelled delicious, but for the effort and the expense, I was a bit disappointed. I also substituted artichokes for pepper rings and pumpkin seeds for sunflowers (because I didn’t have them) and the dressing was a perfect match. Thank you for sharing. I have been meaning to find some. And Cookie is in belly-rub heaven :). Filed Under: All Recipes, Quick and Easy, skinny recipes Tagged With: kale, salad, skinny. It also refrigerates well. If you’re looking for a filling and fresh salad to add to your dinner rotation, this one checked all the boxes for me! Dog lover. It will stay crispy in the fridge for up to 2 days, and that’s with the dressing already soaking in it. To toast the sunflower seeds, combine the seeds with the olive oil and a few dashes of salt in a small skillet over medium heat. I’m trying to get the world (aka my friends) to love kale salads as much as i do. I keep coming back for just that dressing! I just had to write and tell you how delicious this salad is. The salad dressing is really delicious. Have you ever ordered a kale salad on a first date and tried to gracefully consume a meal of giant, wayward kale leaves? Hey, Sheri. Hi there! I love your kale salads! Oh! Add the chickpeas, olives and/or pepper rings, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan (if using). I could actually eat it as a meal and not feel gypped. By accident I came across this recipe and thought I´d give it a try. I made this salad last night and it was so good!! Happy this fit with your cooking routines! Looking forward to that cookbook! Because I didn’t have any sunflower seeds, I used roasted, salted pumpkin seeds from Trader Joe’s….easy and good. Stir gently at first then more forcefully once the oil gets mixed in. Unfortunately, I don’t have nutritional info available for my recipes just yet. Thanks for letting me be part of your (and Cookie’s) adventure. Spring officially started here in Philly! Our free email newsletter delivers new recipes and special Cookie + Kate updates! Toss until the salad is evenly coated with dressing. I suggest marinating the salad in the dressing and letting it soak for at least 30 minutes, this will allow the kale to soften slightly and lessen some if its bitterness. I really appreciate it! Also made it for a friend who is a picky eater and even she loved it :) A few times I had to swap the tomatoes for peppers, or the chickpeas for adzuki beans but it was a hit every time, once even with some quinoa added. Kate I don’t know how you come up with such yummy combinations. off subject but kind of funny to see Hilltop ad here which is advertising steak dinner! I messed up and added 1 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard instead of 1/2 teaspoon !!!! Brush both sides of the pita breads with olive oil and bake 8 minutes, or until crisp. You’re so welcome. So yum thank you! Just made this today and it is delicious! Giselle, so glad you loved this one! This recipe is delicious and helpful for health. This was about a month ago and today is the 6th time we are eating it, my boyfriend and I absolutely love it. I appreciate you trying another recipe and review. So so so so happy to have this in my collection. If you made the recipe, please choose a star rating, too. Outstanding entree salad on a hot summer day! about 10 ounces or 3-4 cups kale leaves, finely chopped, Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice Casserole, Crispy Mozzarella Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken (low-carb, Keto), Top 10 Must Try Taco Recipes (30 Minutes or less! Long time follower, first time commenter. This looks delicious! Please thank your friend for me. You can also add chickpeas, olives, or bell peppers to the mix. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Thank you, Kate! (It's all free.). Thank you! It’s creamy thanks to a bold tahini dressing, which makes this salad seem way more indulgent that it actually is. I was shocked. I know, it seems a bit weird at first, but it helps to make the leaves a bit more malleable and less bitter so you don’t have to fight them getting into your mouth (never a good look). I hope this helps! Only substitution: I used Trader Joe’s salted, roasted pumpkin seeds (because I had them)….they were ideal and I could skip roasting the seeds. I got so many compliments and my stepmom is now checking out your recipes. So delicious! We are vegan so I used vegan feta instead of Parmesan. Thank you so much for reading. It was so good! Perfect for the midsummer foodbox ‘what am I going to do with this kale’ blues. I made this for work lunches this week and it has to be one of the best salads I have ever tasted. Your recipes are always so flavorful and this one does not disappoint. I subscribe to several food blogs, but your blog is, by far, my favorite. That’s great.If you would want to leave a review since you liked it so much, that would be great. I’m interested in trying it, but I have to balance that with my husband’s thinking that eating kale is strange. A friend recommended your blog and I am smitten. More about Cookie and Kate », Follow us! I make my own Tahini. Hello! Thank you for the awesome recipe! I love recipes that can use what we have around. Excellent, in regular rotation using full 10-oz bag (one of few leftover salads that stores well), variations easy, like nutritional yeast when no parm on hand. I know some tahini can vary. I’m on a cleanse right now, but I’ve already made a note of this & printed the recipe. Recommended by cookbook author and restauranteur Michael Solomonov. Thank you! I have the best followers on here. Massaged the heck out of it and this salad is soooooo good especially when chilled awhile. A belly rub for Cookie! (And I appreciated your great kale salad tips. I’m so happy I discovered your blog and, even better, that you’re from Kansas City! Haha! It really inspires healthy eating and for someone that enjoys cooking, its very attainable. Hello! Love it! Let me know if you end up making it! This can was extra troublesome since the can opener didn’t open it all the way and I had to pry the lid off, almost slicing my hand and splashing tahini everywhere. Thanks! Both worked ok for me! I’m glad this was a hit, Jacki. Thank you again for another great recipe! It’s in the ingredient list but doesn’t seem to be in the instructions. Finish it off with a pinch of salt and add cucumber, tomato, and avocado. Very smooth and easy to work with texture, and just needs a quick gentle mixing before using. This is so boldly flavored and delicious. Plus it has a limited shelf life when you open a jar and keep it refrigerated. i added a touch honey for some sweetness and put it on some baby kale with some pita chips and sliced almonds. I threw in some blanched green beans just cuz, and they went well with it.

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